Discover Fota Tour

Venue: Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, Fota Island,
Town: Carrigtwohill
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Phone: 021 4815543
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Age: All Ages
Booking Required: Yes


Visit Fota House and take a tour through time and discover the tales of the people who lived and worked here.

House Tour 4PM, 5PM and 6PM

Step back in time at Fota House this Culture Night and meet the people who lived and worked at the property. Find out what made John Smith Barry ‘Magnificent’; meet Patty Butler, Fota’s last staff member; and find out why the Butler, Mr Russell, could never be mistaken for a gentleman.

Fota House is a Regency property run by the Irish Heritage Trust. The House offers visitors an intimate look at how life was lived in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry. Our painting collection is considered to be one of the finest collections of landscape painting outside the National Gallery of Ireland. We regularly hold musical and other events including family events so keep an eye on our website: You can also visit the fascinating award-winning Victorian Working Garden which has been brought back to life. This includes the beautiful orchard, pit houses and working glasshouses. It once supplied the house with fruit and vegetables and it is now buzzing with activity with volunteers propagating and growing produce and plants to support the property. The Fota house team is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and we are always on the look-out for new members. The Bakestone café is open daily between 10am and 5pm.